Make a Stylophone-style synth controller

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Make a Stylophone-style synth controller

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Here’s another great project PCB from MFOS. The Mini-Controller can be used with any synthesizer with a 1-volt-per-octave input. It uses a stylus probe and PCB keyboard contacts similar to the classic Stylophone synth used by David Bowie.
Just to clarify – this is only an interface and doesn’t produce any sound on its own, but it’s probably the simplest DIY synth controller project out there.

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Stylophones are still made today by the Dubreq company. While they’re not the prettiest sounding synths, they are retro-cool and a lot of fun to play.

MFOS Mini-Controller –Link

1969: David Bowie and the Stylophone –Link

Original Stylophone by Dubreq –Link

Related:
MIDI Arduinophone
MIDI Arduinophone –Link

6 thoughts on “Make a Stylophone-style synth controller

  1. Jimbo says:

    That’s some messed up hair… for a white boy!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I bought and now looking for new version i hear rumor the color also in white?

  3. stylomeastro says:

    Coming soon from Dubreq is the Stylophone Beat box due for release January 19th 2009.

    Check it out
    at

    http://100milligrams.com/stylophone-beatbox-p-173.html

    Rockin!!

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